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The Fragment of Water

The Shattered Soul, Book 1
By: Ben Hale
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: The Shattered Soul, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Born of magic in the final days of war, Draeken’s power is near absolute - until his soul shatters, leaving five fragments. Each possesses a single magic, and a consciousness of his own. Trained by the Hauntress, they secretly quell threats throughout the kingdoms, and their mastery grows with every passing age. But their time of unity has come, for a dangerous new foe has arrived.

Long thought extinct, the ancient race of krey has returned to Lumineia, and they seek dominion over what they had lost. With an Eternal at his side, the fragment of Water is sent north in search of their lair. But in the ruins of an abandoned temple, he will discover a darker truth. 

Kept secret since the Dawn of Magic, the Order of Ancients has members hidden among thieves, assassins, and even kings. After a millennia of waiting they rise...from anonymity to war.

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what an awesome idea for a series

i loved this right from the first words. i can never say anything bad about Ben...and Derek narrating just makes it so much better.

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  • Sailfish
  • 20-08-2019

Lots of dialog, slow plot movement

Ben Hale's writing was fine but didn't elicit much energy. There were a number of battle encounters between the protagonists and antagonists but most ended up being a thrust and parry action with a few NPC types falling but all tier 1 characters surviving. There is significant intrigue but even it came of somewhat muted. Lots of commiserating and lamenting about the enemy and burgeoning romantic interest but ultimately, too much dialog and too little story movement.

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  • M. Anastasia
  • 26-03-2019

A great book!

It starts slowly and then you can't stop listening to this book. If you are familiar with the Luminea univese you will love the way the plot helps you learn many new details about Draeken. Derek Perkin's performance was as always excellent (I would love to have him narrate the Age of Oracle too but that is my preference only) . I can't wait for the next installment in the series to be available in audible! My only complain... I wanted more of the Water's storyto be told but I understand that there are other fragments to be presented so it couldn't be as lengthy as I would want it to be.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-2019

the dragon king fight!

thatbfight gave me chills. as a long time listener of ben hale's other books it was exciting to listen to the raw power of draeken and elanear. such great writing!

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  • d bo
  • 14-03-2019

slow start...

not nearly as exciting as previous entries in this world. starts off very slow but does pick up later. many hints at future books and maybe even another series in this universe are dropped throughout.